Fri. May 29th, 2020

Falsehood

The seeming Metamorphosis of Christianity in the 21st Century. (part 4)

I believe you have listened to parts 1-3 of this exposé.

Meanwhile, let us analyze some of the unbiblical expressions and words coined into Christianity by Newer Testament proponents.

It is preponderant for me to explain briefly these characteristics (words and expressions) of the Newer Testament already imbibed by a great number of people who profess Christianity.

Let us begin with the first in the list:

  1. Holy Ghost Fire

First and foremost, there is no expression in both the Old and New Testaments as Holy Ghost Fire.  Many people use this as a power that punishes their enemies. The main purpose of the Holy Spirit’s advent is to indwell Christians and to remind them of Christ’s teachings, (II Timothy 1:14; I Corinthians 2:13).

Another main purpose of His advent is to empower us to do the work of God and to renew us (Titus 3:5).

The Holy Spirit also seals a person when he accepts Christ as Lord and Saviour, (Ephesians 1:13).

The Holy Spirit is holy and CAN NEVER be used as a demon to punish enemies. This is a total aberration, it is also occultism and witchcraft.

The Holy Spirit is never used anywhere in the Scripture as a punitive element.

So, Holy Ghost Fire is extra-biblical, thus an element of the Newer Testament. This is a new creation in Christianity; an element of the Newer Testament.

  1. Points of Contact/Prayer cloth

Using a thing or a person as a point of contact is alien to Christianity. This is occultism.  According to occultists, Points of Contact facilitate the communion between earthly/natural/human and heavenly/supernatural/divine realms of existence.

The idea of “Point of contact” was imported into Christianity in the 20th Century by the members of secret societies who repented and came to the Church. Its use became elaborate in the 21st Century.  The Grand Masters of these Confraternity groups are contacted through points of contact such as staff (rods), cloths, mystery books, and other elements for favour. When such converts came into Christianity, they thought the same phenomenon could be employed to reach God easily.  Neo-Pentecostals accepted the idea without questions.

God does not need any points of contact to reach His children; neither do His children need them to reach Him.

Prayer cloths are small cloths like handkerchiefs that are used in healing. Those who use them quote Acts 19:11-12 to support their practice.

The healer prays over the cloth which is given to the sick person, who may bring it close to the afflicted part of the body.  The cloth is seen as carrying the prayers and the divine healing power to the ill person.

Oral Robert had a “Ministry of prayer cloths” in which he sent anointed cloths to anyone who asked for prayer. Each cloth carried this message:

“I pray over this cloth for God to deliver you – use as a Point of Contact (Acts 19:11, 12) Roberts, Tulsa 2, Oklahoma. It is not necessary to wear the cloth unless you feel you should. It can be used more than once or for more than one person. If you wish to request more, I will be glad to send them to you.  The important thing is to use the cloth as a Point of Contact for the release of your faith in God so that when you pray and put the cloth on your body, you will believe the Lord will heal you at that comment. I have prayed over the cloth in the name of Jesus of Nazareth and asked Him to heal you when you apply it to your body” (From a Cloth in the ORU Archives, as printed in David E. Harrel Jr. Oral Roberts, An American Life, 1985.

It is also pertinent to mention here that Mormons and the Seventh Day Adventists also use Prayer Cloths.

 Is this phenomenon in the modern Church not idolatry?

The idea of Points of Contact is totally alien to the Scriptures. God does not need any points of contact to reach His children; rather this is one of the characteristics of the Newer Testament propagated by the modern Christians. Using points of contact is both idolatry and paving devilish ways to reach God. God is Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent; He does not need any points of contact to reach His children anywhere, anytime.

  1. Covering/Sprinkling Things and People with the Blood of Christ

The problem with modern Christians is that when a practice spreads, it becomes a norm and it becomes acceptable.

There is nowhere in the Bible that the Blood of Jesus is used to cover things and people.  Some sprinkle it on cars, houses, roads, individuals, etc. Once people think of something, consciously or unconsciously accept and practice it whether is it scriptural or not.

Human beings, no matter how spiritual they are, do not have the right whatsoever to sprinkle the Blood of Jesus. The Blood of Jesus is not meant for sprinkling on things and individuals; it is meant for the cleansing of sin; it is the ransom that Jesus paid to redeem us from sin.

This also came from  Traditional religion worshippers who sacrifice animals and sprinkle blood on things.

Many Modern Christians have elevated the Blood of Jesus more than the Name of Jesus Himself when it comes to protection, healing, and the exorcising of demons.  This is another extra-biblical phenomenon and a characteristic of Newer Testament.

What does the Bible say?

“At the mention of the Name of Jesus, (not the blood of Jesus) every knee shall bow”. This includes the knees of demons and their master, the devil (Philippians 2:10).

Furthermore, the Old Testament also says, “The Name of the Lord is a Strong Tower, the righteous run into it and are saved” (Proverbs 18:10). “The Lord” mentioned here refers to Jesus Christ. The verse says The Name of the Lord, NOT the Blood of Jesus.

We should not import things from religions and sorcery into Christianity because Christianity is original and does not depend on human thoughts. The Newer Testament proponents and propagandists find this comfortable because it sounds Christian. If it is not biblical, it is not biblical and it remains unacceptable before God, because everything God wants us to know and practice as His children, He has made open in the Bible. So, run away from promoting a Newer Testament.